Learn two techniques for backing cloth with paper so that it can be used to cover books or boxes. The traditional Asian method uses wheat paste and mulberry paper. The 21st century approach uses a commercially available product. These methods make it possible to glue any fabric to a surface. The decorative possibilities are endless with these techniques.
The tuition for this class includes a fee of $12.50 for basic materials provided by CAW.
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Term: Fall 2022
Suggested Ages: 18+
1 session: $72.50; Capacity: 8
1 clean dishtowel, not terrycloth 1 clean soft, flat bristle brush 2 - 3” wide like an inexpensive painter’s brush Fabric to be backed: - at least 3 pieces of fabric cut to no larger than 21" x 21" - each piece should be ironed - natural fibers work best: cotton, silk, hemp, rayon - a tight weave is best; no gauze, lace or sheers - if possible leave a selvedge edge (finished edge) attached to the fabric so that I can show you the grain of the fabric. If students would like to make more than one piece of traditionally backed book cloth, they need to bring mulberry paper like this: https://www.dickblick.com/products/mulberry- paper/?fromSearch=%2Fsearch%2F%3Fq%3Dmulberry%2520paper